Automotive
Subscribe Now

SiLC’s FMCW LiDAR Can Perceive and Identify Objects More Than a Kilometer Away

I’ve told this tale before, and I’ll doubtless tell it again because I think it’s worth the retelling. When I was a kid (think Charlie Brown), my mom had a fulltime job (which was unusual for ladies at that time), so I spent the halcyon days of summer when we were out of school up the road at my Auntie Barbara’s house … Read More → "SiLC’s FMCW LiDAR Can Perceive and Identify Objects More Than a Kilometer Away"

When Supercomputers Meet Beer Pong

My head is currently swirling and whirling with a cacophony of conceptions. This maelstrom of meditations was triggered by NVIDIA’s recent announcement of their Jetson Orin Nano system-on-modules that deliver up to 80x the performance over the prior generation, which is, in their own words, “setting a new standard for entry-level edge AI and robotics.”

One of my contemplations … Read More → "When Supercomputers Meet Beer Pong"

Follow EE Journal’s Coverage of MIPI DevCon 2022

EE Journal is live tweeting MIPI DevCon 2022! This year’s virtual event is for developers and implementers of MIPI specifications, system architects and engineering managers, including design, test, application, system, hardware, firmware and other engineers. We’ll be covering conference presentations by MIPI experts and working group leaders, featuring use cases, implementation experiences and application examples.

Follow along with our live tweets September 20 and 21:

Read More → "Follow EE Journal’s Coverage of MIPI DevCon 2022"

Hot Stuff: You Might Rent the Car Seat that Heats Your Derriere or Your Next Running Shoes

When the first reports of BMW creating a marketing program to rent heated seats in its newest vehicles, the news coverage was designed to make my blood boil. “Pigs!” I thought. “They’re just bleeding their customers dry because cars have become always-connected rolling software platforms.” Here are some of the headlines that led me down the garden path:

“BMW … Read More → "Hot Stuff: You Might Rent the Car Seat that Heats Your Derriere or Your Next Running Shoes"

October 5, 2022
September 30, 2022
September 28, 2022
September 27, 2022
September 26, 2022
September 23, 2022
September 20, 2022
September 19, 2022
September 16, 2022
September 15, 2022
September 13, 2022
September 12, 2022
September 8, 2022
September 7, 2022
September 6, 2022
September 1, 2022
August 31, 2022
featured blogs
Oct 5, 2022
The newest version of Fine Marine - Cadence's CFD software specifically designed for Marine Engineers and Naval Architects - is out now. Discover re-conceptualized wave generation, drastically expanding the range of waves and the accuracy of the modeling and advanced pos...
Oct 4, 2022
We share 6 key advantages of cloud-based IC hardware design tools, including enhanced scalability, security, and access to AI-enabled EDA tools. The post 6 Reasons to Leverage IC Hardware Development in the Cloud appeared first on From Silicon To Software....
Sep 30, 2022
When I wrote my book 'Bebop to the Boolean Boogie,' it was certainly not my intention to lead 6-year-old boys astray....
chalk talks
Automotive Electronic Seat Control — Infineon  Today’s automotive seat design must keep in mind size, cost, battery life and also pass EMC testing. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Rick Browarski from Infineon investigate the newest innovations in automotive electronic seat control. They take a closer look at the anatomy of power seats today, the role that … Read More → "Automotive Electronic Seat Control — Infineon"
Battery Management System Overview   Effective battery management for electric vehicles is a critical design element faced by engineers today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Marco Castellanos from Infineon about the key functions of battery management for electric vehicles, the role that cell balancing, voltage measurement and temperature measurement play in battery management … Read More → "Battery Management System Overview"
E-Mobility: Electronic Challenges and Solutions — Würth Elektronik and Mouser Electronics  The future electrification of the world’s transportation industry depends on the infrastructure we create today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Sven Lerche from Würth Elektronik about the electronic challenges and solutions for today’s e-mobility designs and EV charging stations. They take a closer look at the trends in these … Read More → "E-Mobility: Electronic Challenges and Solutions — Würth Elektronik and Mouser Electronics"
Small Form Factor Industry Standards for Embedded Computing — Samtec and Mouser Electronics   Trends in today’s embedded computing designs including smart sensors, autonomous vehicles, and edge computing are making embedded computing industry standards more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns from Samtec about how standards organizations like PC104, PICMG and VITA are encouraging innovation in today’s … Read More → "Small Form Factor Industry Standards for Embedded Computing — Samtec and Mouser Electronics"
ROHM Automotive LED Driver IC — ROHM Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics  There has been a lot of innovation in the world of automotive designs over the last several years and this innovation also includes the LED lights at the rear of our vehicles. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Nick Ikuta from ROHM Semiconductor about ROHM’s automotive LED driver ICs. They … Read More → "ROHM Automotive LED Driver IC — ROHM Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"
Tackling Automotive Software Cost and Complexity — Mouser Electronics and NXP  With the sheer amount of automotive software cost and complexity today, we need a way to maximize software reuse across our process platforms. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Daniel Balser from NXP take a closer look at the software ecosystem for NXP’s S32K3 MCU. They investigate how real-time drivers, a … Read More → "Tackling Automotive Software Cost and Complexity — Mouser Electronics and NXP"